Docker River to Kata Tjuta Road

Submitted: Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 12:35
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Hi, has anyone driven this recently, anyone know what sort of condition the road is in?
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Reply By: Mick O - Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 17:08

Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 17:08
This section of the road is always in poor condition due to the number of vehicles it carries. Even if graded, the improvement only lasts a few days. Having said that, the road is by no means a shocker, it's just a bit rough. Expect there to be patches of sand, patches of corrugations and rocky areas as well. Suitable for towing just slow down and drive to suit the conditions.

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Follow Up By: Chris. - Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 17:39

Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 17:39
cheers Mick.
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Follow Up By: DesF - Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 18:15

Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 18:15
Hi. I have not spoken to my nephew about road conditions but he came across that way with his 5th wheeler and F250 a couple of weeks ago , and did not have any trouble , he is in Darwin now,
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 10:58

Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 10:58
ahh yes, I remember seeing him here
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Reply By: Flighty ( WA ) - Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 18:51

Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 18:51
Chris.
Came through earlier this week with road being in pretty good shape, a few corrugations but nothing serious.
Sandy and soft in places but again, nothing too serious if your tyres are lowered and speed adjusted too suit.
We came through with 2 x vehicles and trailers with nothing more than dust issues.
If travelling through to Laverton be wary of Breakaway Earthmoving who are currently doing works to the GCR, in a couple of stretches, and doing it extremely well I might add.
Also has been recent blacktop added to area around Tjurkayirla, so contact with Al and Serena at the roadhouse will fill in the rest of the gaps.
Can I also thank Al & Serena for their hospitality, you should be proud of the effort at this place, it really is well worth the visit.
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Follow Up By: Flighty ( WA ) - Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 18:53

Saturday, May 04, 2013 at 18:53
Chris.
Sorry should be "from" Laverton.
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Follow Up By: Chris. - Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 06:28

Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 06:28
Thanks Paul, really appreciate the great feedback, thank you. What did you lower your tyres down too?
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Follow Up By: Flighty ( WA ) - Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 09:05

Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 09:05
Chris
Ran through the whole dirt section at 30 PSI on vehicle and 26 PSI in trailer
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Follow Up By: Tjukayirla Roadhouse - Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 11:00

Sunday, May 05, 2013 at 11:00
Cheers Flighty, was good to catch up with you mate, even you did try and hog the fly catching dog for a bit too long.. haha

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